July 1, 2022

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"They said it wasn't of quality and that it wasn't showing any development"

“They said it wasn’t of quality and that it wasn’t showing any development”

Karim Benzema is the main nominee for the 2022 Ballon d’Or

Karim Benzema is one of the weapons of France against Austria in the European Nations LeagueThis Friday (10).

After spending many years “in the shadow” of Cristiano Ronaldo, the striker became the star of Real Madrid last season with a win. league and the Champions League. In addition, he became the main candidate for an award Ballon d’Or in 2022.

“He plays a lot, with his technical and physical abilities. I think it’s a mix between them Zidane and Ronaldo (weird). He has the ability to play in the middle, he comes in to get the ball and make it work with high quality. She has that specific strength that few have.” ESPN, Edison, The former partner of the French in Lions.

“The training was great, even though I was young, I enjoyed everything,” said the former Flamengo midfielder.

Despite the tremendous success, everything could have been completely different in the life of the striker. This is because he was not well seen in the lower categories of the French club and was close to leaving for a small team.

“They said he wasn’t of quality, that he wasn’t showing any progress and that he had to go out on loan. Not even team B had a place for Benzema. He was on loan to a city council team,” he explained. Elliot Pacewho has been working as a technical physical trainer in Lyon a few years ago.

However, Benzema had a chance. And it does not disappoint.

“Two first-team strikers were injured. He called him up for training. Another striker was sent off. That’s where Benzema went to be on the bench. In the end he had to go into the break. It was the fourth option to attack. The pro said that when he came he did well. He scored a goal, won the fans, and never left.”

According to Pace, the assessment that the athlete was useless was made by a member of the management Lions And that the striker was lucky to get a chance and prove his worth. “What happened to him is something unusual, no one knows. Today, everyone knows who Benzema is,” he concluded.